causes leading to war

causes leading to war

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  • Kansas Nebraska act
  • so popular Sovereignty?
  • if it keeps the south happy its good with me
  • "Bleeding Kansas"
  • WE WANT SLAVES!!!!!!
  • Dred Scott decision
  • you cant stay in the free state
  • people wanted to move into Nebraska but it the land wasn't legal and could not be claimed. They decided to go with popular sovereignty which would keep the south happy but would go against the Missouri compromise.
  • Lincoln-Douglas debates
  • get slavery out of here!
  • Settlers in Kansas were split over the decision to have slaves or not to have slaves. The pro-slavery settlers attacked the anti-slavery homes, businesses, and hotels which killed hundreds.
  • John Browns raid
  • you will die for your rebel on the south.
  • Dred scott was a slave but was taken into a free state so he sued for his freedom but ultimately lost because congress stated that slaves were land not property.
  • Election of 1860
  • Bye Bye south! i'm president now
  • Abraham Lincoln versus Stephen Douglas faced off for the senate of Illinois. Lincoln was against slavery and thought it was wrong while Douglas favored popular sovereignty. Douglas ends up winning but Lincoln was gaining popularity. 
  • we want popular sovereignty here in Illinois!!!
  • John Brown was an abolitionist who raided Harpers Fairy. He led this attack with no plan and no army besides 18 black and white men. 
  • the northern democrats want Stephen Douglas but the southern ones don't because he supported popular sovereignty so they voted for john Breckenridge. the republicans voted for Abraham Lincoln and the south stated f he wins they will secede form the union. Lincoln ends up winning with only 40% of votes.
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